Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land

A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute

In residence at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. June 15- July 2, 2015

“On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land” is a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association. It is an opportunity for seventeen select faculty participants from two-year community and four-year colleges, tribal colleges, and universities, and three graduate students in a humanities discipline, to enhance their teaching and research through a three-week residency at the Library of Congress, and by engaging with prominent scholars in the field of Native American ethnohistory and legal history.. The Institute schedule features a rich schedule of interdisciplinary seminars on Native American history and ethnohistory by the following eight distinguished

Visiting Faculty Scholars:
Stuart Banner, a legal historian, is the Norman Abrams Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law.

Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone), Professor of History & American Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies in American Studies at Yale

Kathleen Du Val is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Daniel K. Richter is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History and the Richard S. Dunn director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Rosen is a professor in the History Department of Lafayette College

John Rennie Short is Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Michael Witgen (Red Cliff Ojibwe), an associate professor at the University of Michigan, holds a joint appointment in the Department of American Culture and the Department of History

John Wunder is Professor emeritus of History and Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Stipend: The stipend of $2,700 for the Native Grounds” Institute includes pre-arranged and pre-paid lodging for nineteen nights at the Capitol Hill Hotel, adjacent to the Library of Congress.

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Application Deadline: March 2, 2015
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